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MONTEVIDEO CARRASCO AIRPORT customer review :  16 August 2014 by Ch Jordan    (Argentina)

Rating : 10/10

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Very new, very clean, lots of natural light. Easy and fast arrivals process. Departure area spacious.



MONTEVIDEO CARRASCO AIRPORT customer review :  14 January 2014 by J Tydeman    (UK)

Rating : 9/10

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Flew in and out of here on flights to and from Sao Paulo. A striking, modern terminal with reasonable facilities. Very pleasant.



MONTEVIDEO CARRASCO AIRPORT customer review :  16 July 2013 by Enrique Simeone    (Belgium)

Rating : 8/10

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Brilliant Airport - new, clean, clear, spacious! Shame so few airlines do fly into MVD.



MONTEVIDEO CARRASCO AIRPORT customer review :  10 January 2013 by Enrique Simeone    (Belgium)

Rating : 10/10

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Spacious, clean, well located, well serviced, bright naturally illuminated airport. Large halls, with folk articles shops, and chemist, money exchange bureau, and wrapping baggage service. A breeze! Fine areas for check in and spotless lavatories. Once checked in, fast track to security and immigrations available. Smiley faces all over the airport. Excellent Duty free shop! Very good VIP lounge.



MONTEVIDEO CARRASCO AIRPORT customer review :  25 April 2012 by Antonio Ricarte    (Kenya)

Rating : 9/10

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Landing in Carrasco is a nice experience if the plane approaches the tarmac overflying the nice beaches and architecture. Immigration did not take more than a few minutes, and luggage was efficiently delivered - it is necessary to go through a duty-free in order to reach the hall where the conveyors are placed. After customs, the main lobby is very illuminated with natural light and spotlessly clean. Taxis are abundant and comfortable, and the airport is located about 30 minutes from downtown. However, some of the car-hiring companies are not located in the terminal, but there is an efficient shuttle service to their offices.



MONTEVIDEO CARRASCO AIRPORT customer review :  29 February 2012 by Enrique Simeone    (Belgium)

Rating : 8/10

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Brilliant new terminal. Clean, easy access very near city centre, excellent transport services to and from airport. Good parking lot. Forget all remote doors, that is part of the past! Eating, drinking and shopping - before customs and security - are good and not too expensive. Tax frees shop better on arrival than departure. Both arrivals and departures are a breeze, longer queues, during the big holiday periods.



Montevideo Carrasco Airport customer review : 12 August 2010 by John Harding

Customer Rating : 5/5

5 Star Rating

This airport is new, breathtakingly beautiful, spotless clean, and efficient. Eatery selection is a bit limited, but I was in the business class lounge so there was no suffering.


Montevideo Carrasco Airport customer review : 17 May 2010 by B Namsil

Customer Rating : 5/5

5 Star Rating

Very attractive architecture, spacious, clean, lots of light. Smooth check-in, security control and immigration. Interesting concept of Duty Free shops in between immigration and luggage area (arrivals) and between immigration and gates (departures). Try the small coffee shop next to Gate 8 with an outdoor terrace!


MONTEVIDEO AIRPORT review : 21 April 2010 : by Enrique Simeone

Customer Rating : 4/5

4 Star Rating

I have used the new terminal at Carrasco International Airport form about 5 times now. The remote doors are something of the past, which is a great asset. It is a breeze to go through passport control, good shopping at arrivals. Spacious, clean and handy because still not too far from the city center.


MONTEVIDEO AIRPORT review : 17 March 2010 : by Chris Beck

Customer Rating : 4/5

4 Star Rating

I was in the new terminal in Montevideo going to Buenos Aires. The new airport is brilliant with three levels. The lower level is the arrivals level, the main level is the departure level and the upper level is a observation deck with airside views. All three levels are connected by escalators. The building has a soaring roof, which enhances the spaciousness of the facility. Check in (PLUNA) was handled quickly. After check in, you pay the airport tax and then proceed through security, which was done by Air force personnel who were quite thorough and also polite. After security, you go through a large duty Free aerea and into the waiting section. There is a full service restaurant on this floor (no fast food court) and the entire area looks out over the aircraft apron. It is a spectacular new airport and much nicer than Ezeiza (Buenos Aires) and many of the other airports I've been through.


MONTEVIDEO AIRPORT review : 30 April 2008 : by S Koenig

Customer Rating : 3/5

3 Star Rating

Relatively small, clean, functional airport, about a 20 minute drive from downtown without traffic. Arrived early for an 8am flight, Aerolineas Arentinas staff just arriving. You need to find on your own where to pay the airport departure tax. Nearly $30 for most international fights, but since I was going through the Buenos Aires domestic airport, tax was under $20. Only place I found to get something to eat was at a very small snack counter near the departure gate.


Montevideo Carrasco Airport by Enrique Simeone

29 January 2006   Customer Rating : n/a

I have used Carrasco International Airport for over 35 years now, namely 6 to 8 times a year, and I have to say that despite the 40's outside look, the mixed 80's and 90's departure area and check-in zone. It is a comfy little airport. It has 2 main runways, capable of a full loaded 747's take off. It is a 20 minute ride into town. There are only 9 gates in all, 8 of them remote. There are very little eating facilities. Only one newsagent, a chemist shop, a post office, a tourist info office, an official bank branch, some money exchange bureaus , a few shops and the usual car rentals. Immigration and customs are slow but smily. Can be chaotic, confusing and messy, during the holiday period. The duty free shop is brilliant, I think the cheapest in SA. Although not a great selection. Few airline's lounges, which are good. They are planning a larger terminal not too far form the existing one, in the not too distant future. All in all, I have seen better and I 've seen a lot worse!

Montevideo Carrasco Airport by Dale Hancock

27 January 2006

Arrival at MVD was without incident. The TAM Fokker 100 parked away from the jetways & passengers were bussed to immigration. The line at immigration was effectively zero (Thursday about 10AM). Immediately after immigration & prior to picking up the luggage all hand baggage is x-rayed & the customs forms collected. As baggage is delivered to the terminal it is x-rayed before going onto the carousel for passenger pickup. Once the luggage was collected exiting was through another, essentially non-existent, customs station with everyone simply being waived through the “nothing to declare” line. Once exiting this area we exchanged a few hundred dollars at a 21.599 rate (the rate at the hotel was 22.14 and at currency exchange counters in the city about a peso more). Taxi fare into town (the Sheraton) was calculated based on a reading of the meter and a separate chart & came to $495 or about $23US. The cab did not have traditional cab markings on the outside. The ride took about 25 minutes. From the time of landing until sitting in the hotel room took less than an hour. On the return trip the cab rate was slightly less - $500 allowed a decent tip to the driver & all were happy. We arrived at the airport about 2 hours before flight time and had to wait about 10 minutes for TAM to open their counters. Once they opened, check-in was quick this time (see report under SCL). From there down the hall (to the right of the check-in counters, continue to the right of passport control & next to the pharmacy) to pay the $26US departure tax (they readily accept USD) then through the passport control line where a lady scans the tax receipts stuck to the boarding cards, on to passport control and then on to the gate. Total time from leaving the TAM counter to sitting at the gate was about 10 minutes. There are only 9 gates at MVD. There is a restaurant before going through passport control but we did not stop. There were several tables & few if any customers – it’s between the airline counters & the pharmacy. If you need to eat at the airport stop here first. Once beyond passport control there is only a [very] small café (Vanila) that appears to have only the very basics. We recommend you eat before arriving at the airport. Duty free seemed expensive (JW Blue for $173US) – but it’s extremely rare when we believe we’ve found a good deal at any duty free shop. Overall MVD is a fine airport to visit.


 





 


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